All Upcoming Adult Events

Striped Bass in Scarborough Marsh, the Gulf of Maine and Beyond

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:30pm
Zach Whitener with striped bass

The Scarborough Public Library and The Friends of Scarborough Marsh have collaborated to host a virtual lecture by Zachary Whitener, Research Associate at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland. 

Zach’s research focuses primarily on fish populations, including age, growth, and stock structure. Zach received his BA in Anthropology from Brown University, where his studies focused on marine resource management. He later went on to receive his MS in Marine and Environmental Sciences from the University of the Virgin Islands. Outside of GMRI, Zach is a Registered Maine Guide and US Coast Guard licensed captain who owns and operates his own company, Anadromous Adventures Guide Service LLC, specializing in fly fishing for striped bass in Casco Bay. He has a passion for fishing, cooking, and (if he’s lucky) cooking fish.

Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. 
This virtual presentation is free and open to the public; registration is required. For additional information, contact Lucy J. Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications at ljnorvell [at]

Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:30pm

An investigation of the fire that devastated the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 evolves into a page-turning history of the immense impact libraries and books have had throughout time. Profoundly moving and enlightening, and a clear call to readers to appreciate and support their libraries.

May Books On Tap

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 5:30pm
Book cover

The selection for our May 17th Books on Tap gathering on Zoom is My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland. Not surprisingly, considering the intriguing title, this well-received work is described as "an audacious new form of nonfiction that remakes the boundaries between criticism, biography, and autobiography in search of two identities."

How to Celebrate Our Youth Who Identify as 2SLGBTQIA+

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 6:30pm
Person with bracelet


How to Celebrate Our Youth Who Identify as 2SLGBTQIA+
[2 Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, plus...]

Tuesday, May 25, 6:30 pm 
via Zoom

This virtual panel discussion for parents only will provide a supportive space in which to learn more about creating a safe and inclusive home environment for children who are questioning and/or exploring their sexual identity. Our panelists are:

Sedum Jackson, Youth Caucus and Youth Programs – MaineTrans.Net
Michelle Shupp, Civil Rights Club Advisor and Reducing Sexism and Violence Program Advisor – Scarborough High School
Eliana Goodman, President, Reducing Sexism and Violence Program and member of the Gender Sexuality Alliance – Scarborough High School.

Facilitators are Louise Capizzo, the Library's Youth Services Manager and Lucy Norvell, Coordinator of Programming and Communications. We appreciate having as many questions as possible ahead of time. Please email questions for the panel to Lucy Norvell, ljnorvell [at] (subject: 2SLGBTQIA%2B)

Free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Click here to register.

Vegetable Gardening 101: Victory Gardens for ME Video Series & Second Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:30pm
UMaine Cooperative Extension logo

The Library will host the second virtual panel discussion based on a series of short videos for Mainers growing their first vegetable garden. University of Maine Cooperative Extension created the videos. Pamela Hargest, Horticulture Professional on the Cooperative Extension staff withTom Witwicki, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2017 and Tyra Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2018 led the first panel discussion to address questions about the first four fifteen-minute videos (episodes 1-4). The second panel discussion will happen in very early summer after gardeners have had a chance to get their hands dirty! Participants are encouraged to view the next four fifteen-minute videos (episodes 5-8) prior to the discussion on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 pm. View the eight fifteen-minute videos here.

Gary Hoyt, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2019, Tyra Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2018, and Sheri Fistal, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2014 and Master Food Preserver will join Pamela Hargest for the second panel discussion.People are invited to register for the second panel discussion, which is free and open to the public. A recording of the first panel discussion will become available by the end of April. 

Click here to register for the Zoom link for the second panel discussion.

We encourage you to submit questions for the panel in advance by emailing ljnorvell [at] (subject: Vegetable%20Gardening%20101) (Lucy J. Norvell), Coordinator of Programming and Communications. Panelists will answer these in addition to questions that posed during the session.